Canon's Big Misstep & Is Rotten Tomatoes Ruining Moviegoing? [PODCAST]

This episode of Indie Film Weekly investigates Canon's latest camera misfire and the Rotten Tomatoes controversy. 

Jon Fusco, Emily Buder, and Charles Haine discuss Hollywood studios' beef with Rotten Tomatoes and what the highest-grossing films of the year so far have to do with it all. We also talk about Canon's latest misfire with the 6D Mark II, Christopher Nolan's 70mm Dunkirk release, and Emily's favorite movie of the year thus far: David Lowery's A Ghost Story.

As always, the show also brings news you can use about gear, upcoming grant and festival deadlines, this week’s indie film releases, and other notable things you might have missed while you were busy making films.

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Thanks for giving Hollywood producers and studios the hell they deserve for making such crappy and uninspired films for the last fifteen years (worse almost every year). Remakes and sequels are for grifters. It's great that Rotten Tomatoes is able to preserve some integrity (registered critics) as IMDB ratings and reviews are now totally compromised. Big studio films budget for astroturfing IMDB. Everything that big capital can touch, they can and will undermine.

The talk was great as well. I'm not a huge fan of podcasts (prefer reading) but the NFS crew are a lively bunch.

July 8, 2017 at 3:27AM, Edited July 8, 3:27AM

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